After starting his career with lead roles in big-budget films, Jimmy Sheirgill has created a happy space for himself doing character and supporting roles. Be it ‘A Wednesday’, ‘Special 26’, or the ‘Tanu Weds Manu‘ and ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’ franchises, the actor has essayed many diverse and interesting characters in an industry where it is easy to get lost doing insignificant roles. Jimmy, who played Bagga in ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ (HBJ), is now geared up for the release of its sequel, ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’ (HPBJ), which will see him reprising the role. In an interview with BT, he tells us how he is happy to pick and choose films, his equation with filmmakers Tigmanshu Dhulia and Aanand L Rai, and why he loves doing light-hearted, funny films. Ask him if he enjoys losing the girl he loves in films and he says, “I am playing Bagga again, but the situation will be different. While HBJ was set in Pakistan, this time around, I am pursuing the girl in China, and it will take the fun and humour to another level. I enjoy doing light-hearted roles, though I started off with intense roles. Also, I do what is offered to me. When I am offered roles where I don‚Äôt get the girl, the makers ask me, ‚ÄėLadki chahiye ke dialogues?‚Äô and I choose the latter (laughs!). Jokes apart, I am not in a position to ask them why I don‚Äôt get the girl in the end. Having said that, I have done a few films like that, too.”
For more on the interview, check Bombay Times tomorrow.